Oreodaphne acutifolia Nees
Ocotea acutifolia is an evergreen tree with a low, dense, rounded crown; it can grow 5 - 10 metres tall. The short cylindrical bole can be 20 - 30cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood. It can be used as a pioneer when restoring native woodland.
S. America - Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, southern, central and eastern Brazil, Bolivia.
Atlantic rainforest and savannah, always in more open and secondary growth areas[
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Requires a sunny position[
Young plants have a moderate rate of growth[
A natural pioneer species with a moderately fast rate of growth and a good source of food for the native fauna; it can be used in reforestation projects for restoring native woodland[
The white wood is medium-textured, compact, light in weight, easy to cut, with moderate mechanical properties and a moderate resistance to wood-eating organisms. A low value wood, it is used for making toys and boxes[
The wood is used for fuel[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position in a nursery seedbed. A low germination rate can be expected, with the seed sprouting within 40 - 60 days[
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